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Do real men talk tough?

Peter Ormerod goes in search of examples of 'men's ministry', to see whether he is the man he is meant to be

THE church hall smelt of bacon. The gathering - in a small town in Warwickshire - was polite, occasionally verging on apologetic. It comprised dozens of people ranging in age, social class, and ethnicity. But there the diversity ended - there were no women.

And that was the point. This was a group called Men in the Morning, formed of male church members from the surrounding area. It was my first experience of "men's ministry".

The group was part-way through a course, "The ...

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